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My son on stage with Lea Salonga


The Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) Fair is an annual summer event in Vancouver. Every year thousands of people attend the fair which runs for about half a month. It features amusement park rides, concerts, indoor entertainments such as dog shows, acrobats, and a lot more.

Posted: September 17th, 2011 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns | Read More »

Tales from Canada

When a degree isn’t enough


I started work as a temporary employee in a realty firm and was absorbed as permanent employee after three months.  Having some experience in dealing with commercial leasing, I thought my knowledge was sufficient to help me do my job well.  When I began joining team meetings and was caught tongue tied in most of [...]

Posted: September 14th, 2011 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns | Read More »

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Riots, looting after Canucks’ loss


That’s it! It’s over! After almost two months of going gaga over hockey, it is finally over! We can all have a sigh of relief that the season ended. Frankly, the games took a toll not only on everyone’s emotions but on work and study schedules and pockets as well. The seventh game was a [...]

Posted: June 20th, 2011 in Columnists | Read More »

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Getting hooked on Vancouver Canucks


I have never been an avid sports fan.  I can never sit and watch any game whether it be basketball, tennis or hockey.  I get edgy on my seat especially if the game is coming to its end and both teams are competing neck to neck.  I remember back in Manila, I have always rooted [...]

Posted: June 14th, 2011 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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Disasters and setting up own emergency plan


We had barely gone through the first quarter of the year and here we are plagued with all sorts of natural disasters that have caused monstrous damages not only in the places affected but on adjacent ones as well. Last year in December and early January, we had the floods in Australia affecting mostly the [...]

Posted: April 8th, 2011 in Columnists | Read More »



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